Sergio Pérez. Photo: Force India
After a fateful Grand Prix of Austria, Force India aims to add a good number of points at Silverstone. Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez will depart from the eighth and tenth position, respectively, following a classification in which only the German was able to get into Q3 with the ninth best time, to be aborted his best lap for exceeding the track limits. Meanwhile, the mexican stood at the gates of the decisive phase by slight margin, but the sanction incurred Sebastian Vettel will allow you, as your partner, win a spot on the grill.
Hülkenberg took his mistake in Q3, but also acknowledged that he had not expected to have reached far beyond. And, in the face of the race, stated that it didn’t make him shy away to the appearance of the rain.
The eighth position is more or less where you expected to be. Unfortunately, my last lap was cancelled because I went long in Copse and I could not keep the car within the limits of the track. Had it not been for that, would have been a set before. Thinking in the Grand Prix, I only have a good race and score some good points; there is the possibility of rain and, to be honest, I wouldn’t mind, because it could change the landscape.
, Perez lamented for not having been able to spend the Q2, but at the same time acknowledged that the possibility of choosing tyres with which to begin the race may be an important factor, especially if you get to make a good start.
Not to move to Q3 by a margin so small it was not ideal, but I’m sure that in the race we can improve. We have the advantage of being the first single-seater with free choice of tyres and, if I can make a good output, you should be able to fight for points. Here it is not easy to overtake, so the first few laps will be very important. The degradation is very high, but we have worked hard to control it, and I think that tomorrow we can be competitive.